As part of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE’s, nationwide awareness raising campaign on the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ada West District office of the Commission has sensitized residents on the need to abide by the safety protocols instituted by the Ghana Health Service, to prevent the spread of the virus.
They were also admonished to continue to follow good sanitation practices, such as keeping the environment clean as well as practice personal hygiene to protect them against other health related disease like cholera, tuberculosis and malaria among others.
The residents were equipped with relevant information on the Covid-19 pandemic to empower them to make better decisions and change their behaviors in order to protect themselves against the disease.
Those who benefited included chop bars operators, restaurants owners, drinking spots, Fisher folks, hawkers, patients, health workers, bankers among others in communities like Akplabanya, Goi, Anyamam, Matsekope, Addokope, Cesarkope and Sege township.
Addressing participants, an Assistant Civic Education Officer at the Ada West District office of the NCCE, Salome Amable, indicated that with the upsurge in the number of infections of the Covid-19, it is worrying that many Ghanaians still fail to comply with the safety protocols to stop the spread of the virus.
She further stated that the NCCE is using the sensitization programme to educate the public on the dangers associated with the pandemic and also to keep themselves safe and encouraged residents to observe the safety protocols.
Madam Amable also entreated them to practice personal hygiene by keeping the environment clean in their homes, markets and work places to reduce the spread of communicable diseases.
Madam Amable also admonished them to observed the safety protocols by washing their hands under running water, use of alcohol based hand sanitizers, wearing of facemask as well as observing the social distancing.
She entreated the residents to practise personal hygiene by keeping the environment clean in their homes, markets and their work places to reduce the spread of communicable diseases.